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CS-camp this year?
Posted April 15th, 2009 - 9:23 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Where to put up tents?
How to keep attendants informed?
What would be the best meet-ups schedule?

These and other organizational questions for Sziget CS-camp to be discussed here.

All ideas welcome, best will be summarized and performed!

Posted April 16th, 2009 - 11:49 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
So, some of already mentioned ideas are:
- to put up a map on CS and HC forums for attendants to be able to find camping and meeting spot. Google Maps are cool for that, as they are able to give "get to here/from here" instructions.
- to put up a logo near the camp, with maybe an arrow pointing in the camp direction. It should probably be both CS and HC logo, preferably in colour (so it would be easy to notice) and quite large (A3 format maybe?).
- for camping areas the easiest to find one would be near the World Music stage. This place also good, as it is also very-very close to Dalmat Bar, which has been a meeting point for CS/HC Sziget attendants for years.
Another good camping space was on the side of a bridge, somewhere halfway between the bridge and Gypsy Tent, there was enough shadow from the trees, and no steep hills to climb to or fall off from.
Maybe it would be rational to come to the island before the festival and explore the opportunities (we'll try to do that) - however, there might still be some surprises after the organizers put up all the tents and stages, so this "exploration" will only be approximate.

- Meetings! Last year it was agreed upon two meeting times a day, something like 12:00 and 17:00, at Dalmat Bar. It could be done again this way, and also maybe we could place some kind of a cardboard "bulletin" in a camping area for leaving notes about our plans (as checking the forum won't always be possible from the festival). What do you think?

Posted April 16th, 2009 - 2:47 pm by from Odessa, Ukraine (Permalink)
We stayed last year nearby World music Stage, in "official" camping site on middle from metal fence and road along the river. It's good place I think, there're a not very big traffic of people at night and those who want sleep can do it easy. Toilets, bathrooms are nearby.
In that time there was crazy and friendly people around us in tents, so we spent after-concerts time with good company.

Posted April 17th, 2009 - 8:59 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Yes, that's the spot we're thinking about. Was there enough shadow? The area seemed quite open to sunlight, and shadow is important... :)

Posted April 17th, 2009 - 4:38 pm by from Odessa, Ukraine (Permalink)
Here is map, I marked this place

There was a lot of big trees, when a small rain at night started we didn't feel it there. And shadow of course.

Posted April 18th, 2009 - 7:46 pm from Manchester, England
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Posted April 20th, 2009 - 9:45 pm by from Georgetown, Guyana (Permalink)
It's nice that people are here planing already all this stuff :)
i love to join in CS'ers camp!
for me, never been there, these says nothing so i don't have any ideas for whats the best.
But it looks like you're gonna make meeting easy enough and finding camp. nice :)
Does anyone own any big tents or are everybody just gonna bring their own?
then it needs space also.

have there usually been how many people in CS camp?

Posted April 21st, 2009 - 10:56 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Everyone brings their own tent. Last year we brought two tents - one for us and one for those who might need it, later it was used for one night by some funny guys, and for rest of the festival by our friend who arrived last minute.
Maybe if you announce that you need a tent early enough - some people from the group will help you sharing their tent with you.
Also, nearest AUCHAN of Sziget sells all the camping stuff needed: tents, sleeping bags etc.
Important thing is to get enough volunteers to come to festival grounds early enough to reserve space for the tents. That's why it is better to figure out in advance how many people want to take part in camping, to know how much space do we need to reserve.

Last year CS/HC camp was quite large, a big cheerful group of people really, we didn't spend much time with the CS campers, as our tents were a bit aside, but the little time we had together was really really FUN. :)

Posted April 21st, 2009 - 11:32 am by from Malmo, Sweden (Permalink)
I'm coming with a friend of mine and we'll leave Sweden the 8th with the car so I could probably be one of the firsts to arrive in the camping area.
I can fix a fire circle or a small wall to reserve enough space... YEH! Kidding. Let me know.
Malmo - Hamburg - Prague - Sziget... Do you need a ride?!

Posted April 21st, 2009 - 1:49 pm by from Groningen, Netherlands (Permalink)
i dont have a tent:( ive never gone camping before :) ok so this is prob a stupid question but there will be shower rooms and toilets provided?

Posted April 21st, 2009 - 2:15 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Hi Marcus,

There are plenty of toilets and a lot of these water stands where you can wash your hands and face, and there are also several shower spots with rows of cabins.

Sziget publishes it's little guide-magazine for attendants, it comes in Hungarian, English, French and German, and has all the info on showers, medical assistance, safety lockers etc. so grab one upon arrival and study it! :)

Posted April 21st, 2009 - 2:17 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Hi Carlo,

Great to see your willingness to help! We'll count on you for the early "land capturing". I suppose we'll put up a post for that much later, closer to the festival dates.


Posted July 27th, 2009 - 12:49 pm by from Elsene - Ixelles, Belgium (Permalink)
Hey Carlo!
I'm coming to the Sziget from Belgium, I'll flight into Prague, and i'm still looking for a lift or for someone to hitchike with to Budapest.
But i'll be in Prague only on 10th evening,so maybe you'll be already around Budapest...
Let me know!
And anyway see you at the Sziget :)

Posted July 27th, 2009 - 1:30 pm by from Elsene - Ixelles, Belgium (Permalink)
Hello everybody !
Sorry for the previous post. Stupid mistake!
I finally read all the posts, and I have to say that I'm impressed by the real great job you all did about organization!
It will be my first time in Sziget, so "sziget-virgin", and I'm coming from Prague by HH,(still looking for someone to go with...) so I cannot join the first team cause I think I'll arrive only on 11th in Budapest.
So it would be great if there is a chance to reserve some space for the tent in the CS camp...
We will be 3 people, maybe more, and we really want to meet you all...

Posted July 27th, 2009 - 2:22 pm by from Toulouse, France (Permalink)
Hello everybody.

I will do my best to arrive early the 10th so that I will give a hand to reserve some space.

See you

Posted August 1st, 2009 - 4:51 pm by from Asse, Belgium (Permalink)
Ok just finished reading the numerous posts here :)

Me and a friend would love to place our tent in the "CS-area"
We'll be arriving in Budapest airport sunday 9th at 19h35. For now, no idea what time we'll arrive at the festivalsite.

What's the best way to find the CS-area? Going to the Dalmat-bar and there will be someone to show the CS-area? Or is that only on monday when most people arrive. If so: how will I find it?

Since I'll be camping there from sunday-evening I will gladly help other people find the CS-area on monday.

Another question cause I'm a first timer at Sziget. What's there to do sunday evening/night? Are the bars open? Any party's planned? Or is it better to go into the city?

Looking forward to the festival!!!

Posted April 21st, 2009 - 2:23 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
About tents:

If you don't have you own - Auchan near the festival ground sells tents, polyfoam mats and sleeping bags of several kinds, and for reasonable prices.

If buying this will cause serious damage to your festival budget - we will put up a post later for people to offer space in their tents.

Also, the place is quite humid, and it will be smart of you to have a large piece of plastic/cellophane to put underneath a tent.
Last year our tent was a couple of meters above the river level, and still all the mats and sleeping bags were noticeably moist.

About weather:

If there happen to be a lot of rains during the festival - there will be a lot of mud around, so bring some rubber boots and a set of mud-friendly clothes :)

If it's all nice and sunny - then there will be a lot of dust, so if you need any special dust protection for your photo-equipment, or maybe for your lungs (if you're extra sensitive to dust) - think about it in advance.

Posted April 21st, 2009 - 10:47 pm by from Pobiedziska, Poland (Permalink)
Ok so I'm only few days from buying a ticket:). I will be hitchikng from Poznań, Poland. I think I'll set out on 4 or 5 of August maybe. If I manage to be in Budapest few days before Sziget I would like to go sightseeing. So if anybody want to go there with me (for example from Prague or other city) just write me a message. I also read a post about canoeing tour after Sziget. Is anybody want to do that or did it before? Write down what do you think about it:).

Posted May 2nd, 2009 - 9:30 pm by from Cambridge, United States (Permalink)

being a first timer - a few mundane questions :

whats the weather like at sziget , around 25C?
also , is the camping free of choice, or are there specific areas they tell you to go to after entry? is there a max' area for each tent?

Posted May 2nd, 2009 - 9:47 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
generally, the weather is hot in august (25-30 degrees) but sometimes it was raining during the festival (i hope really that this year noot!)
it is a really big festival, there is lots of space to put up the tents, and you put your tent where you want:)so dont worry

Posted May 3rd, 2009 - 6:37 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Hi Ofer,

We partly answered both questions here: http://www.couchsurfing.com/group_read.html?gid=16428&post=2745352#post2781478 - check it.

There are several camping areas around Sziget, but it's highly recommended to come with your tent as early as possible to have some freedom of choice - camping tends to run out of space very rapidly, last year on the evening of Day Zero nearly everything was already fully booked.

For weather, summers in Budapest are generally hot, so it is important to find a shadowy spot for your tent.

Posted May 4th, 2009 - 10:00 pm by from Georgetown, Guyana (Permalink)
i was just thinking that it would nice to hear some stories from people about festival, anything and everything.
i have't ever even been in that country and festivals in finland are not that big like sziget, not evn close.

about food, eat there or buy some from restaurants?
is it expensive but food everyday for some restaurant or grill or something?
drinks, was there that you can bring your drinks to camping but not to the festival area?
is it easy to smuggle drinks to festival area?
is there lots of difference in prices of drinks if you buy them from bar or shop?
here for example beer is in store something like 1 euro and in bar 4-6 euros.

I'm just so excited about sziget, and its May now, too many months to go.. :P

Is ticket price gonna rise again?
should I buy it now or is June or July okay?

It would be nice to see also the beautiful city of Budapest some day! But I started to thinking if there's good bands playing 24/7, is there time ever to see the city?
Or maybe i just have to skip something i've seen before or not so interested..
But I think it's better not to make so detailed plans for that week, right?
just go with the feeling and try NOT to miss those couple bands that are like life and death -question! :)

I hope it would be sziget already..

Posted May 5th, 2009 - 7:11 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Dear Wuuki,

For the stories of previous Sziget - check out last year group: http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=9564, it's all there, with links to photos and nostalgic moans "oh, can't wait for the next festival".

In this thread many questions about food, drinks, budget planning etc were already discusses: http://www.couchsurfing.com/group_read.html?gid=16428&post=2233401
You may take a look at this particular reply: http://www.couchsurfing.com/group_read.html?gid=16428&post=2233401#post2741584
Or this one: http://www.couchsurfing.com/group_read.html?gid=16428&post=2233401#post2744045

As for the tickets - prices already went up after 30th of April (just like the website informed) and might keep going higher with time, so the earlier the better.

Good luck!

Posted June 2nd, 2009 - 6:05 pm by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
When we'll decide the meeting point, in the morining of the first day, I'll wait all of you with the CS t-shirt as the last year. I am the flag-man.

Posted June 2nd, 2009 - 9:47 pm by from Malmo, Sweden (Permalink)

Posted June 4th, 2009 - 9:01 pm by from Georgetown, Guyana (Permalink)
wohooo, i bought camping ticket yesterday, so now i'm really coming!
I'm so excited!!
and great to have camp with all you cs'ers and meet new people!
and thanks for stefano being flag-man :D

c ya!
i'm waiting for more bands, when they gonna tell more names, i'm waiting...!!! :P

Posted June 14th, 2009 - 7:53 pm from Manchester, England
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Posted May 5th, 2009 - 5:07 pm by from Calgary, Canada (Permalink)
The best thing about buying your ticket earlier than later (I curse myself for missing the May cut-off!) is that you are more likely to really make it happen. Last year, I sprung for early-bird tickets for three other friends and, by the time August came around, none of them had any money to pay for them or for going to Budapest at all.

If you have the money now, Wuuki, spend it--on a ticket to Sziget! Everything else will fall to place and you won't need to worry about anything but counting...

99 days...

Posted May 19th, 2009 - 9:11 am by from Cheviot, New Zealand (Permalink)
hey guys, anyone wants to share a tent with me ;D ?

Posted May 19th, 2009 - 9:59 am by from Calgary, Canada (Permalink)
Anton and Sveta started a TentSearch thread here: No tent/Spare tent

Let's get that thread going....

Last year, I bought a tent at the supermarket nearby... and ended up using it for ONE night--it's a good thing it was cheap.

Posted April 30th, 2009 - 6:44 pm by from Calgary, Canada (Permalink)
It's great to see so much interest so early! And the enhusiasm!

My hope is that we can get more organised this year than last. While there were 168 people in the group, only a fraction of us ended up meeting up.

This year, let's all work together and get EVERYONE to meet EVERYONE, and of course enjoy all that is SZIGET! We will surely look to the festival veterans to show us newbies what it's all about, eh?


And, yes, as it gets closer and closer, we will get more information together.

Posted April 30th, 2009 - 7:44 pm from Manchester, England
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Posted June 1st, 2009 - 1:25 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
We heard some info that Sziget will be totally re-arranged this year - the location of stages, camping areas and everything will be different from the previous years.
So, until the new map of Sziget is published - we cannot really plan on camping location.
Waiting... :)

Posted June 2nd, 2009 - 7:32 am by from Cagliari, Italy (Permalink)
Sziasztok guys

we'll be arriving from Rome to sziget but we still dont know when as our schedule includes some more countries as well.
would love to help out if needed or if that wont be the case just meet up with you guys would be great

cheers from rome

Posted June 2nd, 2009 - 6:50 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Persze, join in! :)

Posted June 16th, 2009 - 8:38 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
FYI, here is our HC forum post: http://secure.hospitalityclub.org/hc/forum.php?action=DisplayMessage&StartMessageId=276851

Stay tuned!

Posted June 16th, 2009 - 12:14 pm by from Kalgoorlie, Australia (Permalink)
Hi Im an aussie girl travelling Europe alone and I will be arriving in Budapest from Swedan between 10th-12th August, Id really like to meet 1-3 couchsurfers or hosts who want to share a tent at sziget with me.. We can all agree to buy one together or maybe someone will already have one? Also a couple of lilo's or blow up mattress's would be ideal since were going to be there for at least 4-7 nights! Hope someone can help :) Im a big facebook fan so u can check out my facebook profile or my CS proile to find out more about this fun, adventurous aussie girl! ;)

Posted June 16th, 2009 - 12:57 pm by from Kalgoorlie, Australia (Permalink)
Also Im doing the CS canoeing tour straight after sziget check it out here http://www.evezzvelem.hu/index_eng.html :) Gonna be amazing!!!!

Posted June 17th, 2009 - 11:25 am by from London, England (Permalink)
Hey guys, does anybody knows if is convenient to go from Budapest downtown to the Island by bicycle? there are some places around to park the bikes? ...have you seen it in the last editions?
we are not going to camp so we are considering the bikes
and of course some good & cheap tips to rent two bikes during that period
Anybody could rent us their bikes maybe?

Posted June 17th, 2009 - 11:44 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Some of our friends did that during previous festivals.
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=567&post=2781703 - here is some info about bike rentals.
There must be some bike parking spaces around the place, maybe even on the festival's island.

Posted June 24th, 2009 - 9:57 pm by from Hatzor, Israel (Permalink)
Do most people prefer to camp in the action, or the edge? Last time me and my friends camped right next to the rave tent, it was pretty central and convenient (well, apart from the occasional acid junky infront of my tent!)

Posted June 24th, 2009 - 10:52 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
The main criteria for camping location are:
it has to be spacious enough for all CS campers with their tents
it has to be shadowy
it has to be easy to find (and easy to explain directions to)
and it has to be quiet enough to enable us to sleep there from time to time :)

If Sziget map remains the same as last year, camping area near the World Music Stage seems to be the most appealing choice.

The map is not published yet, so we're waiting.

Posted June 24th, 2009 - 11:38 pm by from Oslo, Norway (Permalink)
Im in!

Posted June 25th, 2009 - 6:27 pm by from Hatzor, Israel (Permalink)
Sleep? In Sziget??? :-O

Posted June 25th, 2009 - 11:42 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Don't worry, it's not forbidden :-D

Posted June 28th, 2009 - 3:23 pm by from Copenhagen, Denmark (Permalink)
i will arrive on 10th early morning by car, ready to collaborate. looking forward for it!

Posted June 28th, 2009 - 3:52 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Perfect, we'll keep in touch! The more people will come on the very first morning - the better chances we'll have in booking enough space.

Posted June 30th, 2009 - 11:18 am from Manchester, England
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Posted June 30th, 2009 - 9:38 pm by from Georgetown, Guyana (Permalink)
42 days to Sziget my friends!! :)

There's already timetable on Sziget page, no more bands???
I thought there's gonna be lot more bands but it's okay for me, already soooo many good bands i wanna see!!!

And it seems that bands start not until afternoon so there's time to sleep or visit center of budapest, maybe some spa.. :D
I've heard there's really nice spas there in budapest!

IF there's anyone travelling by train from Italy to Sziget and is gonna be Sziget 11th in the morning or before, it would be nice to travel together!
I've tried to find host from Rome to 8.8.-9.8. and then to see Venice and then just head to Budapest, maybe stop somewhere on the way..

Posted July 1st, 2009 - 7:35 am by from Szeged, Hungary (Permalink)
The chief of Sziget festival said that they will change a lot of the things this year some economic racionalization due to the crisis.

I'm really looking forward to camp together with some nice CS people and maybe move together to some event as I'll be attending the festival 2-3 days alone. I love reggae music and I plan to go to the capoeira and samba classes each day.

So fair
Oi van voi
Palya Bea
Buena Vista
Boan Markovic
Babylon Circus

are on my to go list....

Posted July 5th, 2009 - 10:43 pm from Versailles, France
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Posted July 6th, 2009 - 3:03 pm by from Georgetown, Guyana (Permalink)
yes, we really try match our routes from somewhere Italy via something to Budapest! :)
Is it gonna be too late if we arrive to sziget 11.8. daytime, thinking about having a place for tent?
Just have to hope that you guys have booked some place for us too :)

Not so many days to sziget anymore.......!!!!

Posted July 6th, 2009 - 5:27 pm by from London, England (Permalink)
My brother has now decided he wants to come to sziget. We're from england, and I wondered if anyone new the cheapest way to get to budapest, since we have hardly any money after paying for the ticket.
Would hitchhiking be a possibility?
It would be great if someone could help our situation.
Hope to see you all there!

Posted July 6th, 2009 - 10:49 pm by from Malmo, Sweden (Permalink)
WIZZAIR is quite cheap!
I pay only 15 Euros to get there from Malmo.

Your Travel

Going Out
London - Luton >>
Budapest - Terminal 1
08/09/09 W6 202
Depart LTN 8:05 AM

Price Summary
Going Out
LTN >> BUD (Web)
1 Adult @ 33.49 GBP 33.49 GBP
Taxes / Fees [details] 17.50 GBP
Price excluding booking fee 50.99 GBP

Posted July 12th, 2009 - 3:15 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)

The plain tickets are pretty expensive already. You can check for the best prizes on http://www.skyscanner.net

e.g.: http://www.skyscanner.net/flights/lond/bud/august-2009/cheapest-flights-per-day-to-budapest-from-london-in-august-2009.html?charttype=1

It seems to be a too long way for hitchhicking..


Posted July 14th, 2009 - 10:25 am by from Georgetown, Guyana (Permalink)
Some about the booze again!
If I have some booze like i will bring to finland from countries and they check me, can I leave them somewhere to safe them?
and that also about other souveniers if I buy some, is there like lockers in the area to keep them safe?

and then about weed, it's okay there?
my friend who has been there like six times said they have always buy it from somewhere there and there are bongs and no one has ever said anything?

then i was thinking this buying some iflatable mattress.
i didn't find any auchan catalogue from net so if anybody knows is there those and how much are they?
in finland they may cost 40e or some, so if i can get it cheaper from there somewhere, i won't buy it from finland.

...i'm just so excited about sziget.
i think i will make up more silly questions when it comes closer.. :P

see you soon!

Posted July 14th, 2009 - 11:42 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
hi wuuki

alcohol, you cannot take inside officially, they wont let you in with
your bottle
buy the souvenirs after the sziget when u leave for home
and dont bring alcohol from at home

weed smoking is also prohibited officially, but approx 50% do it
inside sziget :)

what you are not allowed to make is fire in the camping area or anywhere else
and then the securities yell at you, so bring a camping gas cooker...

cheers, see you in the camp

Posted July 14th, 2009 - 5:06 pm by from Szeged, Hungary (Permalink)
Hei Wuuki!
Well regarding to drink not just alcohol or glass container are prohibited but any kind of drink. Usually they let you in on opened bottle of half liter soda but that's it. So only bring alcohol if you drink it before entering. An other option is to come on the day -2 or -3 yet no control. There are no safety lockers.
As far as I know they don't let in gas cookers (one exploded 2 years ago in an other festival) but everything really depends on the security guard who lets you in. Some of them are soldier students and easy going some of them are securtity guys for living and kinky.
Weed is not a big deal, yes is prohibited in Hungary, but they usually search for the dealers not for the consumers. Don't put it into obvious places like small pockets, cigarette box, little tin box etc. The pad pocket of the bra can serve, but I'm paranoic and I slide it into a pad (you know for your period).

Posted July 14th, 2009 - 5:42 pm by from Szeged, Hungary (Permalink)
Oh and the camp sight:

- There's a bulletin at the entrance.
- World music stage's hill is a pretty common palce and shadowy .
-The other part which you pointed is OK a bit far from the main stage.
(I prefer the alternative showers (Red- yellow area), the quee was to much for me near word music(
-The party arena surround is ok but maybe not enough space and two much traffic.
-Spontanious "Stomp-like" percussion concerts can oocure anywhere and inhibit sleeping. As I1m a well experianced islander and festival goer (my 8th Sziget will be this one) I can fell asleep anywhere (last year I slept near the Rabbi's disco) just can't stand the morning sun / hot. :D

I'm arriving the 9th of August so I'd love to join the first pioneer team to find a campsight. They officially let you in from 10:00 On the -1 day (10. August)but usually late by a few hours. Anyway we could meet at one of the HEV stops (preferably not Filatorigát) and get in together. That day the only one Hungarian rock band is playing which I don't really like, so I'd let's mak ea CS alternative program !

Posted July 21st, 2009 - 8:43 pm by from Georgetown, Guyana (Permalink)
i read about this new vip camping thing, it sounds cool!
So did i get it right that everybody with camping ticket are aloud to visit that pool and stuff?

i think i will try to arrive to sziget also at 10th in the evening!
i couldn't find the map of the festival area from page, am i just blind or is it there somewhere? :P

21 days.... :)

Posted July 22nd, 2009 - 12:21 am by from Calgary, Canada (Permalink)
This was the set-up for last year's festival. But, as Sveta mentioned, things may be moving around this year. Any updates on that?

Posted July 22nd, 2009 - 5:28 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Even on the hungarian site there is no map online yet ,
so we will have to be patient, and cannot plan :)

Posted July 22nd, 2009 - 6:56 am by from Aix-en-Provence, France (Permalink)
Hello everyone,

In my mind put the camp where we were last year will be the best. Because we are under the trees and close to the danube, mean that we are less disturb about warm.
And I need trees to put my hamoc :)))))
About the organisation of the last year, it was perfect really. Massimo Bernardo (Italian Ambassador) made meeting everyday, seriously it was good.
Whatever I'll arrive in Budapest the 9th or the 10th during the morning.

Posted July 22nd, 2009 - 7:50 pm from Manchester, England
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Posted July 22nd, 2009 - 10:32 pm by from Bordeaux, France (Permalink)
Hello everybody !

I'm new in this group and i (finally) read all the posts concerning the great job you all do about organization !
I cannot really help you because it will be my first time in Sziget, but i will surely be able to share and/or lend a tent.

Looking forward to meet CSers !

Posted July 23rd, 2009 - 8:38 am by from Georgetown, Guyana (Permalink)
heeey, one very important question,
what about the cell phones, do they work okay during festival?
we have even in finland sometimes this problem that all sms&calls don't go through during big happenings..
i should call to producer of sziget there to talk about my job there, and try to meet also my finnish friends!

is there any possibilities to load cell phones in festival, i didn't find any info about it from website.
or should i just buy another battery with me..

Posted July 23rd, 2009 - 8:45 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)

cell phones used to work on the festival without problems, they have enough power there everywhere...

you can load your cellphone at "filling stations"
and you dont have to stay there, they will lock it into
a locker and you get the key...

what do you mean with "producer of sziget?" :)
what are you working on sziget? sziget is not work!

see ye in some days...


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Posted July 23rd, 2009 - 6:40 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)

hi onyinye

if i can manage it i will reserve something with the others from the cs camp... dont buy grill, fire is not allowed in any form

the sleeping bag, you should get a thin one cause its quite hot over here... like 35 degree by day and minimum 20 degree in night

about auchan i dont know, i never went in this shop
i go to tesco usually :)

see ya soon

Posted July 24th, 2009 - 10:29 am from Manchester, England
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Posted July 24th, 2009 - 4:56 pm by from London, England (Permalink)
hey, my friend sylvie and I will be attending this year and really want to join the CS camp (if we may)
I just went on the sziget site and they have now put up the map for this year! http://dws.sziget.hu/content/_common/images/fesztival/szigetterkep2009_0723_angol.jpg

Where would be the best place to camp? it sounds like there'll be a lot of us!
We arrive on the morning of the 10th so hope to see you all there!
only 18 days to go!

Posted July 24th, 2009 - 5:13 pm by from Malmo, Sweden (Permalink)
THE MAP IS OUT. I see it on facebook!
I'll be there the 9th, what should I do?

Posted July 24th, 2009 - 9:56 pm by from Madrid, Spain (Permalink)
Hello everybody. Me and a good friend of mine would also like to join the CS- Camp, if this would be possible. We arrive at August 11th (afternoon). It would be great if theres a chance to reserve some space for our tent . If not i hope we will meet anyway. Im looking forward for a great experience. We are sziget-virgins , but a hungarian friend told me we wont regret to join this festival (am sure we wont).
So long, Sean

Posted July 25th, 2009 - 3:42 am by from Sydney, Australia (Permalink)
Sziasztok everyone! the map is up!!!
OK, we need some organisation now - Kir & Jas, did you guys make a CS banner?
And did you guys say it would be set up by the world music stage? (50)
Perhaps we should all state numbers for the CS camp?
We've got 5 of us in our group (I think 4 tents)and we'll be arriving the night of the 9th (God willing)

I reckon if we get an idea of numbers/tents then a group of us can set out to save a relatively big area for those dedicated to the cause of couchsurfing....


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Posted July 25th, 2009 - 9:16 am by from Cambridge, United States (Permalink)
Hey everyone -the map looks realy gr8!

We've actually managed to get together a big group - 8 ppl altogether (6 sziget virgins and 2 veterans - all CS members) ,so we need assistance in saving space for 6 tents.

We don't know exactly when we get there, but planing towards late 10th or early 11th.

We'l bring the peanut butter snacks :-)

Posted July 25th, 2009 - 9:48 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Hi guys!
I love all the planning that is being done for Sziget and am looking forward to getting together with all the other CouchSurfers! I am arriving on the 10th with a couple of other CS friends, so we would love to get on the bandwagon and stay with the CS group there.
Looking forward to meeting everyone!!

Posted July 25th, 2009 - 12:00 pm by from Georgetown, Guyana (Permalink)
could it be possible someone to spot the camping place to some google map or something?
dalmat wasn't marked on sziget map so is it near which of marked places?

in what time it gets dark in the evening?
I was thinking if i try to get to budapest 10th in the evening, in what time should be there that i could still be able to see something and it'll be easier to find the camp! :)

is anyone bringing any guitars or drums or some?
i've tried to find some cheap kids guitar from market for travel guitar, my dear ibanez is too vulnerable and expensive to come with me :/

will start travelling on tuesday..
soooooo excited..!!

Posted July 25th, 2009 - 2:25 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Please correct me and don´t hasitate showing me where the last cs-camp was, because i have no idea, i just marked the dalmat (BAR) until now on the map and maybe later i will be able to mark the location of the cs-camp also a little bit more accurate, at the moment i guess the cs-camp will be behind the world music stage, correct?

here the link:

and just for your amusement my radiochannel with ONLY
selfmade music productions, guranteed none commerce...

Posted July 27th, 2009 - 8:23 am by from Madrid, Spain (Permalink)
Hi Antony,we are two people with 1 tent. would be great if you or someone else could reserve some space for us, because we arrive on 11th , thats seems to be a little bit late.

Posted July 27th, 2009 - 4:16 pm from Utrecht, Netherlands
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Posted July 28th, 2009 - 7:26 pm from Manchester, England
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Posted July 29th, 2009 - 6:26 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Still out traveling so haven't been online so much lately, sorry for not being tuned to keep up with all the fresh posts.

Great idea to set up a new thread for finalizing CS-camp details.

Haven't seen the map yet, but if World Music Stage camping zone is there - let's make it CS-camp area, and Dalmat our meeting point.

We should be able to come to the island on 10th in the morning to book up tent space, so let's arrange some kind of a space booking meeting with those who can assist (come to the island as early as possible altogether and put up all tents and signs and all to get enough space for everyone).

Take care!

Posted July 29th, 2009 - 1:41 pm by from Sydney, Australia (Permalink)
Good idea Sveta and Anton.
And I think a new thread would be a great idea, but am a tech luddite, so hopefully someone can do this.
Thanks Adam for pointing out the Dalmat's location on the map.
As for saving space, I think I've created a monster - most people seem to be arriving on the 11th, and being a Sziget virgin (not a festival virgin, though) I have no idea of
1 - How much total space there is on Obudai
2 - How much attitude I'll encounter while trying to save space if the area is good camping ground.....
3 - How far my legs will reach doing the splits covering space I'm trying to save

I think best thing to do is for a few of us to meet at the Dalmat, then put up a sign near the World Music Stage and try to save as much space as possible...

Posted July 30th, 2009 - 8:17 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Hi mates,

I m bringing some Tequila and hope to make a tequila party there with CS people :=) , the question is , do u think I should put it in a plastic bottle incase they dont allow glass bottles ?

and I think it'd be good if someone who comes aerlier put a sign like CS area or sth. :)

C ya

Posted July 30th, 2009 - 8:34 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
hehe I think I ll try to take the tequila bottle in my tent as I did in Skive beach party :) , there was a similiar control at the gate and it worked , hope it works again :)

Posted July 30th, 2009 - 10:10 am by from Calgary, Canada (Permalink)
They WILL NOT allow you to bring in glass OR plastic bottles inside. Here are some people being creative from last year...

In a loaf of bread:

And in a pair of shorts:

Posted July 30th, 2009 - 11:24 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
:)))) hahaha.. ..very nice pics , thx mate..
these festivals develop imagination thats clear :)
I think this is a similiar case of anthony hopkins fracture movie :)

p.s. every system has a breaking point ;)

Posted July 31st, 2009 - 10:26 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
he all of you!

Since weeks i am looking for people, who are encouraged enough to be part of this biiiig fetsival, but all of my friends have some stuff to do, or no money...

So i posted it on cs Graz group, and find some party freaks. We are all looking forward to meet you, and join the CS camp on Sziget!

Hope we find the place. . . =)

Posted August 1st, 2009 - 9:57 am by from Szeged, Hungary (Permalink)
Well I have no experiance with the world music stage area (as I have never camped ther before) but as an overall eperiance: people are searching for the shadowy spots and they don't care too much for their neighbours. What seems to work using a plastic band (simmilar to the ones the police uses) to mark our territory and camp in a cricle. I don't know where to get those bands. Maybe we could use ropes or something like that. I try not to forget bring one pack of rope (oroginally for drying clothes...).

Posted August 1st, 2009 - 10:18 am by from London, England (Permalink)
Me and my friend are going to make some bunting out of spare material and string. we will try and make a lot so we can save our camp space and make it look pretty :) like our our fair ground!

Posted August 2nd, 2009 - 1:25 pm from Manchester, England
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Posted August 2nd, 2009 - 2:03 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)

okay, until now the 10th is okay for dalmat meeting point
but some come on 9th, so 9th also at the dalmat :)

and then we will have to decide a time also, like
9th at 16:00 at dalmat?
10th at 12:00 at dalmat?

what do u think are those times okay?
or should you be there more early on 10th?
or is it not possible to go in so early at 10th or 9th?

i have no idea, maybe someone who was there last year
should decide meeting times at dalmat
for example we can also make a 11th dalmat meeting for
late arrivers: someone will have a CS banner, and we meet
the new arrivals at lets say 14:00 at dalmat on 11th???

slowly we must be more precise

Posted August 2nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
I'll be at the Dalmat the 10 from Morning with my CS T-Shirt:


Here you can find other photos of the CS Camp of last year :)

See you soon to everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted August 3rd, 2009 - 9:12 pm by from Toulouse, France (Permalink)
I'll be there the morning of the 10th.

See u

Posted August 4th, 2009 - 12:16 am by from Pittsburgh, United States (Permalink)
I would like to join the CS camp, but I don't think I'll be arriving until the evening of the 12th (Wednesday). I have a nice tent that can fit a couple extra people, but I am worried about being able to set it up once I arrive. The odds of CS being able to hold off a spot that long seem slim, and I don't really want to set up somewhere far off by myself.

If someone is passing through Vienna, maybe you could take my tent for me and set it up at an earlier date? I'm happy to share the space with 1 or 2 other people if someone else needs a spot. I think more than 3 would be too hot, but we could fit 4 if we had to.

Otherwise, maybe someone else has a spare spot for me in their tent, and I'll leave my tent at home?

This will be my 4th EU festival this summer and I'm really looking forward to it.


Posted August 4th, 2009 - 6:12 pm by from Malmo, Sweden (Permalink)
Great t-shirt.
On my way to the shop!

Posted August 4th, 2009 - 8:50 am by from Calgary, Canada (Permalink)
I think a new post is a great idea: something with "FINAL" in it.

I assume that Dalmat Bar will be around as it's not noted on this year's map. Either way, whether it's at Dalmat or Dalmat Area, it should be a good meeting point, eh?

Do I have this correct on the map? "O" being the Camp and "X" being the Dalmat?